How the Stars Celebrate Thanksgiving
Food Network chefs reveal their Thanksgiving rituals in Food Network Magazine.
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Pie of choice: Sweet potato-and-pecan pie.
Thankful for: Continued happiness: I don't know where I find it or how it finds me, but I'm so happy. Even on a tough day, I try to find the light.
Best leftovers idea: Fry everything! Fry the mac! Fry the mashed potatoes, fry the stuffing.
Oddball Dish: Sushi — some type of raw fish, and spicy!
Worst Thanksgiving disaster: A few years ago, I deep-fried a turkey and set the yard on fire.
Best leftovers idea: Turkey-mashed potato taquitos with spicy cranberry salsa.
Mealtime: Around 2 or 3 pm. That way, you’re hungry again around 7 pm and can get into the leftovers.
Brine or no brine: No brine. Instead, I do injections. The make the rukey extra juicy and flavorful.
Best leftovers idea: Add sweet potatoes to biscuit dough for sweet potato shortcakes — top with whipped ceram and cranberry relish.